The Rollei experience rocks. Simple! Deliberative! Classic! Super results!
I've noticed alt processes and fuzzy grunge-like images are popular. Perhaps the thinking is different helps sales. More like art. What photography did to painting digital is doing to silver printing.
I prefer flat drying, warm, not yellow, papers. WT keeps shadows open. Each paper has attributes. All Ilford's papers and especially Galerie are top notch. Not a question of what is best but the papers characteristics.
Do note- I'm not walking away from alt process printing. That will always be there. Especially when working from large/ultra-large format negatives. But I've been doing a lot of work with the Rollei that I'd like to print myself, ergo the desire to get back into silver gelatin enlarging.